Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2021 – Devra Schorr and Philip Pulley, Abington, PA and Steve Cohen, Brooklyn, NY Overall Ice Hockey Co-Chairs for the 21st Maccabiah are pleased to announce the 22-man roster for the U18 Men’s Ice Hockey Team for the 21st Maccabiah taking place July 2022 in Israel.

The team will be led by Head Coach, Jonathan Sandos, Glen Cove, NY and Assistant Coaches, Chris Waters, Libertyville, IL and Benjamin Tartakovsky, Manalapan, NJ. The 22 athletes representing the USA next summer in Israel at the 21st Maccabiah are Branson Appelman, Maple Grove, MN, Kirkwood High School; Jacob Brown, University City, MO, John Burroughs School; Zeev Buium, San Diego, CA, Michigan International Prep School; Jacob Butler, Freehold, NJ, Freehold Township High School; Dennis Davidson, Newton, MA, Noble and Greenough School; Joseph Deitcher, Chicago, IL, Wolcott College Prep; Brenden Fields, Ladera Ranch, CA, San Juan Hills High School; Ryan Franks, Roslyn Heights, NY, Roslyn High School; Ethan Gelman, Morganville, NJ, Marlboro High School; Zachary Gershner, Aberdeen, NJ, Matawan Aberdeen Regional High School;  Nathaniel Harrison, New Canaan, CT, The Hotchkiss School; Noah Horwitz, Weston, FL, Cypress Bay High School; Benjamin Motew, Glencoe, IL, New Tier High School; Luke Ravitz, Voorhees, NJ, Eastern Regional High School; Oscar Rosen, Montclair, NJ, Montclair High School; Jacob Rothman, Chappaqua, NY, The Frederick Gunn School; Jared Rothman, Chappaqua, NY, Horace Greely High School; Benjamin Schreibman, Chicago, IL, Lane Tech College Prep High School; Justin Solovey, Holmdel, NJ, The Lawrenceville School; Asher Wites, Lighthouse Point, FL, George Washington University Online High School; Leo Wites, Lighthouse Point, FL, Pine Crest School; and Ezra Zizmor, New York, NY, Poly Prep Country Day School.

For more information, please contact Mackenzie Mager, Associate Program Officer at mmager@maccabiusa.com or 215.561.6900.

About the Maccabiah:

The first Maccabiah was held in in Ramat Gan in 1932 with 390 athletes from 18 countries taking part. Traditionally held every four years, interrupted only by the Second World War, by 2017 the Games had grown to include nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes from more than 75 countries competing in 40 sports, making it the third largest international multi-sport event in the world following only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The Maccabi USA delegation to the 20th Maccabiah in the summer of 2017 numbered 1,131 members, the largest traveling delegation in the history of not just Jewish sporting events but all international multi-sport competitions.

About the organizations:

Maccabi USA

Maccabi USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses sports to build Jewish pride, identity, community, and connection to Israel. It is the official sponsor of the United States delegation to the Maccabiah and Maccabi Youth Games in Israel, and the Pan-American and European Maccabi Games hosted in rotating countries every four years.

Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  The organization supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish pride, continuity, Zionism, and excellence in sport.

Maccabi USA is a US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Affiliate Organization. The organization is one of only 38 Affiliates nationwide to be recognized by the USOPC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally, and at the grassroots level.